Jamestown power restored after outage
The lights went out in at least part of Jamestown as it became one of 20 area communities affected by downed power lines Monday evening, according to an Otter Tail Power Co. spokesperson.
"It's just the result of the storm. Apparently this one's got pretty bad high winds and lightning," said Cris Oehler, spokesperson with Otter Tail, at about 7:55 p.m.
In Jamestown, the power went off at about 8:17 p.m. in at least part of the city north of the railroad tracks and was restored at approximately 8:50 p.m.
By about 9:10 p.m., Otter Tail had restored power to six of the 20 communities and was working on the others.
Oehler said that Jamestown and Finley were the two largest areas that had lost power, and that it had gone out for about 1,000 people in Finley.
Earlier, reports had indicated that power lines were down near Hurdsfield and near Tuttle, with calls about those outages coming in around 6:55 p.m. Tuttle has about 80 people and Hurdsfield about 85.
"The guys are working on it," Oehler said.
If people come across a downed power line, they should stay away and call the company to report it.
"It just never hurts to report it yourself if you come across it, and don't touch it," Oehler said.